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Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses - as Green Building Councils help governments to develop ambitious action plans for renovation

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the Paris Agreement, a coalition of 300 businesses and organisations urged today.

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BUILD UPON - Recommendations for National Renovation Strategies

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

13 Green Building Councils in Europe have played a leading role in helping national governments to create ‘national renovation strategies’. Their recommendations are compiled in this publication.

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70% of new office buildings in Oslo have achieved green certification

Tue, 25th Apr 2017

A record number of office buildings under construction in Oslo, Norway, are now being built to the BREEAM-NOR certification standard.

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UK-GBC launches “Wellbeing Labs” compendium on green, healthy offices through Better Places for People project

Fri, 21st Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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Earth Day: Why the quality of educational environments affects the quality of learning inside them

Fri, 21st Apr 2017

Earth Day as we know it today was launched in 1970 through teach-ins all over the US - educational forums to inform people from all walks of life of the environmental degradation around them.

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UK-GBC Wellbeing Lab: Offices - A Compendium of Experience

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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Majid Al Futtaim becomes first Middle Eastern company to adopt Net Positive strategy

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

Majid Al Futtaim, a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has become the first Middle Eastern company to adopt a Net Positive sustainability strategy.

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European Commission & WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network discuss future of sustainable building in Europe

Tue, 11th Apr 2017

Green Building Councils and Partners from WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network met with the European Commission to discuss a key piece of EU policy.

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Is your home or office impacting your mental wellbeing? Let’s talk

Fri, 7th Apr 2017

Today is World Health Day and the theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Depression: Let’s talk’. You might be thinking “what does this have to do with buildings?”...

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WorldGBC welcomes new staff to deliver green buildings for everyone, everywhere

Mon, 3rd Apr 2017

WorldGBC is delighted to welcome five new members of staff who will help to deliver our mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

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WorldGBC membership exceeds 75 countries as two new Councils join

Thu, 30th Mar 2017

Membership of the World Green Building Council has surpassed 75 countries, as two new Green Building Councils have joined the organisation.

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Green building: Improving the lives of billions by helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Thu, 23rd Mar 2017

How can green building help to deliver the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs)? Dominika Czerwinska, WorldGBC's Director of Membership and Regional Networks, explains...

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France GBC Releases Green Building Report

Mon, 29th Jun 2015

The France Green Building Council, in partnership with Green Soluce, has released a report focused on the country’s green building market – the Environmental Certification Barometer

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GBCSA Announces South Africa's First Socio-Economic Impact Certification

Fri, 26th Jun 2015

By rewarding measurable improvements to a building’s environmental performance, green building rating systems create market incentives that are transforming building industry practices globally

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Better Places for People Launches

Thu, 25th Jun 2015

The World Green Building Council has today announced a new campaign, Better Places for People. This global campaign aims to create a world in which buildings support healthier and happier lives for those who occupy them

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WorldGBC Appoints New Directors

Thu, 18th Jun 2015

London, 18 June 2015: Seven leaders in the global green building movement have been appointed to the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Board of Directors

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Buildings Feature in Sustainia's 100 Solutions

Thu, 11th Jun 2015

The 2015 Sustainia 100 study showcases 100 sustainability solutions from around the world. These innovative ideas highlight new and original ways to save resources and build better homes and lives, and buildings feature prominently amongst them

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Philippine GBC Chairman Recognised

Mon, 8th Jun 2015

Ramon Rufino, Chairman of the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC), has been named Property Report's Real Estate Personality of the Year at the third annual Philippines Property Awards

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GBCSA Celebrates Milestone 100 Green Star SA Certifications

Sun, 7th Jun 2015

Greening in the South African commercial property sector has reached a significant milestone with 100 Green Star SA certifications by the Green Building Council SA

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Slovak GBC Holds Successful Green Building Conference

Sun, 7th Jun 2015

The Slovak Green Building Council and publishing house Eurostav recently held the council’s fifth annual conference, “Sustainability in Architecture and Construction.” This international conference is Slovakia’s most significant event focused on sustainability in construction.

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Seeking Australia's Future Green Leaders

Tue, 2nd Jun 2015

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is calling for nominations for this year’s Future Green Leader Award

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We Welcome Our New CEO

Mon, 1st Jun 2015

We welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Terri Wills, who joins us on 1 June. Terri will lead our initiatives to support members, promote collaboration and innovation, and play an advocacy and policy role to accelerate global change

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BUILD UPON Launch Report Released

Fri, 29th May 2015

Our flagship European project, BUILD UPON, aims to build a community, a place for us to come together. Our mission is to work with European stakeholders to co-create ambitious national strategies to improve our existing buildings: your community spaces

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Call for Case Studies

Thu, 28th May 2015

Do you know of projects that show how green building or retrofitting have improved people’s lives

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